Blackhawks vs Capitals Live Stream: Watch Online without Cable

Date/Time: January 13; 7:00 p.m. ET

Channel: NHL Network

Live Stream: DIRECTV NOW, Sling TV (free 7-day trial)

The Washington Capitals will host the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night. The game will feature two of the top teams from each conference and both Chicago and Washington are hoping this could be an early preview of a Stanley Cup Finals matchup. This’ll definitely be one of the best games this week, so don’t miss out by getting a Blackhawks vs Capitals live stream!

You can watch the game on a couple different services, even if you don’t have a cable subscription. NHL Network will be broadcasting the game, but the network recently made itself available for cable cutters after holding out for some time. Check out the below guide to find out how to watch the game!


DIRECTV NOW – A Great Option for a Blackhawks vs Capitals Live Stream

Blackhawks vs Capitals Live Stream

DIRECTV NOW is one of the best streaming services on the market and will give a Blackhawks vs Capitals live stream. The starting price on DIRECTV NOW is $35 per month and this gets you more than 60 popular cable channels to stream. You don’t need a cable or satellite subscription for DIRECTV NOW and can sign up with no commitments.

In order to watch Blackhawks vs Capitals online and the NHL Network, you’ll need to sign up for the Go Big package on DIRECTV NOW (review) for $60 per month. For that price, you get over 100 channels to live stream. You can also watch a Blackhawks vs Capitals stream free with a 7-day free trial. This would be a good way to test out the service and see if it’s worth the monthly investment.


Watch a Blackhawks vs Capitals Live Stream on Sling TV

Blackhawks vs Capitals Live Stream

Sling TV is another streaming service that will have a Blackhawks vs Capitals stream. Like DIRECTV NOW, you pay a monthly subscription and get to live stream a bunch of popular cable channels. On Sling TV, the starting package, Orange, costs $20 per month. In return, you get about 30 channels to live stream.

The channels featured in the package include ESPN, ESPN2, TBS, TNT, AMC, CNN, and much more. The way to watch Blackhawks vs Capitals online is through Sling TV’s add-on packages. For just $5 more per month, you can sign up for the Sports Extra package. NHL Network is one of the more than 10 channels include in this add-on package alongside ESPNU, NBA TV, SEC Network, and several more.

You can also use Sling TV to watch a Blackhawks vs Capitals live stream free with its own weeklong free trial. Also, you can get a free Roku Express from Sling TV. All you need to do is subscribe to one month of the service to get the streaming device free. If there’s anything else you want to know on Sling TV, you can find it in our review of the service.


The Capitals are coming off a dominant win over the always tough Penguins. Alexander Ovechkin made history during the game as well as he scored his 1,000 point of his career. The Blackhawks just won four straight at home, but now face a busy and difficult slate of games that starts with the Caps.